I think that for the rest of this year and early next year we are going to see quite a few challenges that will cause shifts in our platforms and user computing base. Some of these, such as the end of support for Windows XP and Server 2003, we have seen coming for quite a while and knew we had a deadline. Others were more along the lines of ‘yeah, thats bad and we will fix it some day’. Over the last two years these slow burning ‘some day’ issues have been fully ignited due to the Snowden releases and several SSL/TLS vulnerabilities turning the theoretical risk into practical and operational problems.
I don’t plan on going into too much detail here but what I want to do is to provide a list of some challenges that I think many of us will be facing over the next 12 months or so.